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The Nucleus Business and Innovation Centre is a modern, custom-built building in the heart of The Bridge development which provides the ideal workspace for start-up and growing companies within the science and technology sector. The Nucleus is proud to offer a range of practical innovation and growth support that proactively encourages the development of its customers. 

The Nucleus sponsors The Innovation Award

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Wilkins Kennedy LLP Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers provide a full range of accounting and business advisory services to a diverse range of businesses and individuals across the UK and abroad. Established in 1882 as a single regional office, the firm has expanded to 17 regional offices based in the South of England plus an office in the Falkland Islands.

Wilkins Kennedy LLP Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers sponsors The Best Owner Managed Business Award.

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Leigh Academies Trust is a non-profit making charitable company limited by guarantee, based in Dartford, Kent. The Trust exists to support and assist schools to build upon their existing strengths and to help them achieve rapid educational transformation. It has significant experience in running schools, and today includes both sponsored academies and schools which have chosen to convert to Academy status.

Leigh Academies Trust is a co-sponsor of The Commitment to Skills Award

 

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Bluewater is Europe’s leading retail and leisure destination. Home to over 300 UK and international brands, 60 places to eat, 13,000 free parking spaces and 50 acres of lakes and parkland, Bluewater provides a unique ‘day out’ experience that is enjoyed by millions of guests every year.

Bluewater sponsors The Shop of the Year Award and The Bluewater Guest Experience Award

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Fairfield Leisure, Dartford’s local Leisure Centre. Owned by Dartford Borough Council and managed by Places for People Leisure, facilities include a state of the art gym facility, swimming pools including a teaching pool and diving area, aerobics studio, indoor cycling studio, multi-purpose sports hall, café and meeting room.

Fairfield Leisure sponsors The Happy at Work Award

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The Learning Shop is Bluewater Shopping Centre’s official Training and Recruitment Facility. We work with all of the Bluewater’s shops and restaurants to ensure their vacancies are filled by the best staff, trained to the finest standard. We are passionate about the local community and work hard to ensure local people, regardless of background, have the best opportunities to gain employment in Bluewater.

The Learning Shop sponsors The Exceptional Skills Award

 

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Oxford Innovation manages a UK network of Business & Innovation Centres that provides the ideal environment for over 900 start-ups and SMEs to grow. Our centres are managed on behalf of public and private sector building owners that require a high quality service that reliably delivers financial returns, whilst contributing to the economic growth of the regions in which we operate.

Oxford Innovation sponsors The Innovation Award.

 

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Dartford Borough Council is a District Council, which was formed in 1974 by the merger of The Municipal Borough of Dartford, Swanscombe Urban District Council and part of Dartford Rural District Council. As a District Council it is responsible for local planning, housing, environmental health, refuse collection/recycling, leisure, parks and tourism, community safety, council tax and business rate collection.

Dartford Borough Council sponsors The Good for the Community Award.

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Barclays UK is a personal and business banking franchise with true scale, built around our customers’ needs with innovation at its core. It comprises our UK retail banking operations, our UK consumer credit cards business, our UK-based wealth offering, and Business banking. With around 22 million retail customers, and almost one million business banking clients, we are a pre-eminent UK financial services provider.

Barclays UK sponsors The Happy at Work Award.

 

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NatWest are a local high street bank looking after both businesses and the individuals behind them. With our focus on serving customers, working together, doing the right thing and thinking long term, we are determined to make a difference in the local market.

NatWest sponsors Best B2B Award.

 

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The Creation Lab is an innovative award-winning digital creative agency with offices in both Dartford and London’s South Bank. Everything we create is produced in-house and we specialise in bespoke Website Design & Development, Video Production and Digital Creative for companies large and small across the country.

The Creation Lab sponsors The Best Use of Online Award

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Thomson Snell & Passmore is one of the pre-eminent law firms providing peace of mind to generations of families and businesses. Clients include PLCs, subsidiaries of overseas companies, SMEs, OMBs, local authorities and individuals. We have a reputation for providing high quality, intelligent advice and outstanding service to our clients.

Thomson Snell & Passmore sponsors The Best Owner Managed Business Award

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North Kent College offer an extensive range of courses in both Further Education and Higher Education, providing vocational courses and services across our 2 campuses. We also offer Apprenticeships, Industry Placements and Training for Businesses. With great links with relevant industries, we are able to offer opportunities for career progression and university to our students.

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation was set up by Government to speed up delivery of up to 15,000 homes and create a 21st century Garden City in north Kent. It is working with local authorities and local communities to develop a shared vision for the area. The corporation has so far invested more than £100 million in vital infrastructure projects which has contributed to a rapid growth in the area which now has more than 1,000 new homes, a new primary school, restaurant and hotel.

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation is a co-sponsor of The Commitment to Skills Award

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